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Love will keep us apart

New research has revealed the extreme measures British couples go to in order to strengthen their relationship, with one in ten sleeping in separate bedrooms every night of the week.

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Marital conflict study

A recent study from America has looked at how good married couples are at recognising each other's emotions during conflict.

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Calls for Government to scrap flawed child poverty targets

Crude and flawed yardsticks for measuring child poverty should be scrapped and replaced with a range of new indicators reflecting the true causes of deprivation, according to a think-tank.

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Couples recommend financial honesty before marriage

A recent survey from America has found that around 48% of divorced or separated adults questioned wished they had spent more time discussing finances before getting married. Around 29% of those currently married said the same.

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More women pay alimony and child support

A recent study from America has found that more women than ever are paying alimony and child support to their former partners following divorce, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Marriages, civil unions and divorces in New Zealand

A recent release from Statistics New Zealand has revealed that there were 20,231 marriages registered to New Zealand residents in 2011. This is the lowest number of marriages since 2001 when 19,972 weddings were celebrated. The number of divorces also dropped, down from 8,874 in 2010 to 8,551 in 2011.

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Commitment to marriage

Psychologists at UCLA have recently carried out a study to find out what commitment to marriage really means. A deeper level of commitment, the psychologists report, is a much better predictor of lower divorce rates and fewer problems in marriage.

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More women interested in dating divorced men

Recent research has found that single women are shunning toy-boys for men with experience and are hunting out divorced men to date.

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Divorce at a younger age is harder to cope with

A recent study from Michigan State University has found that divorce at a younger age hurts people’s health more than divorce later in life.

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More money to help separating families

An extra £20 million will be made available to support separated and separating families as part of the radical overhaul of the Child Maintenance system, Ministers have announced.

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Government child maintenance charging plans under fire

Plans to charge single parents to use the future CSA, including up to 12% of any maintenance collected by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission are set to be challenged by a senior Conservative Peer on the final day of the Welfare Reform Bill’s Report Stage.

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No pre-nup could lead to costly divorce

Vanessa Bryant, who is currently divorcing American basketball player Kobe Bryant, could be entitled to up to half of the couple's community property, as it has been suggested the couple do not have a prenuptial agreement in place, reports the LA Times.

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More over-60s are getting divorced

There has been a rise in the number of people in the over-60 age group getting divorced in the UK, reports the Telegraph. Over a two year period, figures have risen by 4%, taking the number of over-60s granted a divorce to around 11,500 a year.

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Materialistic couples have more problems

Materialistic couples are less likely to have a happy and stable marriage, according to new research from Brigham Young University (BYU).

 

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Self-compassion is the key to surviving divorce

A recent study in America has looked into what characteristics allow some people to cope with the emotional strain of a divorce better than others.

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Warning from charities over child maintenance

A joint statement from charities Barnardo's and Gingerbread has warned that the Government's proposed changes to the child maintenance system could negatively impact on the lives of families that rely on maintenance payments. 

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